COLUMBUS, Ga. — Jeremy Hunt sprang to the front of the large DoubleTree Hotel conference room to address the crowd of 200 mostly White military veterans, Republican county officials and state lawmakers who were weeks away from deciding the Republican nominee for Georgia’s only competitive House race.
Hunt, a Black graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, wasted no time tossing out the red meat he hopes will fire up enough Republicans to get him past Tuesday’s primary runoff.
“I’m not afraid of the cultural fight,” he said, before railing against perceived Democratic Party domination of Hollywood, academia and Big Tech, the latter he accused of feeding children “poison on our phones.”
“We have to make sure that we get back our culture,” he continued. “I don’t want to be telling stories about how America used to be….